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SMMA Construction Architect in Cambridge, Massachusetts

SMMA is seeking a licensed architect with a professional passion and unique set of skills to push designs through construction. In addition to possessing a deep knowledge of constructability and demonstrated perseverance to navigate the complex CA phase, the successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence within project teams as well as serving as a technical resource to others within their firm.

Besides having the opportunity to work on important and  complex projects alongside peers who share a healthy balance of confidence and curiosity, you will also be working within the firm's integrated design model — a dynamic and innovative mix of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, site and building systems engineers, design technologists, researchers, planners, and doers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence to the design intent during the CA phase of primary project

  • Serve as a technical resource across all project teams collaborating with internal building science specialists on best practices

  • Conduct peer quality control review of various projects at major project milestones

  • Assist project teams at times during the DD phase when possible giving insight to Identify challenges and opportunities

  • Assist project teams at times during CD phase when possible to research and specify materials, help detail constructible solutions, and advise on the integration of site, structure, and MEP systems



  • Architectural licensure

  • 10-25 years’ experience, some dedicated to CA activities

  • LEED and other sustainable accreditations a plus

  • Fluency with a BIM-centered workflow and digital tools for CA

  • Excellence in written, visual, and verbal communication

  • High emotional intelligence

  • Flexible, proactive, and curious

About the Firm

SMMA remains one of the area’s most unique design firms due to its composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since its incorporation in 1955, the firm focuses on creating lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.

The firm was founded by MIT alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, SMMA continues its dedication to a flexible integrated approach while remaining guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence and social responsibility. We are committed to providing an inclusive and equitable environment for our employees and our clients.

SMMA focuses on several markets: K12, Advanced Technology, Development, Federal Government, Higher Education, Life Sciences, and Workplace. At SMMA, experienced teams in each market sector represent specialized communities of practice working together to foster knowledge flow around common interests. Together, the firm’s teams form a larger design ecosystem, sharing best practices and nurturing professional growth and project excellence.

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